Item 2010-14-404 - A man dressed in a suit, possibly Sylvester Dirks

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CA MAO XV-19.3-2010-14-404

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A man dressed in a suit, possibly Sylvester Dirks

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  • 1956 (Creation)

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photograph : negative ; 11x8

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Negs only, 2. In the larger one, a man dressed in a suit, possibly Sylvester Dirks, a Krimmer Mennonite Brethren missionary, is talking in front of a stone wall beside the protruding head of an dragon-like creature (a native Indian god?). In the 2nd neg. (7x8.5), a native Indian woman (likely from the Campa Tribe) holds a child. The description for this neg may be on the enclosed note which states: 28. "Dona Florinda and her baby. Dona Florinda's face brightens wonderfully when she smiles - but Peruvians think it improper to smile in a photo." She is possibly from the Campa Tribe with whom the missionaries worked. See CM 4-414 for information about Dona Florinda.

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Price: $5.00
Megapixels: 0.9
Resolution: 1182x790

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